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" Here we may reign secure ; and, in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven. "
Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books - Page 26
by John Milton - 1750
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 16

British poets - 1822 - 302 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy : will not drive us hence. Here we may reign secure; — and, in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in hell : Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, The' associates and copartners of...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 7-8

British essayists - 1823 - 828 pages
...th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy ; will not drive us hence : Here we may reign secure ; and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in hell : Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven. i. 258r Amidst those impieties which this enraged spirit utters in other places of...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - English essays - 1823
...Hi' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy ; will not drive us hence : Here we may reign secure ; and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in hell : Better to reign in hell, than serve in heav'n. Amidst those impieties which this enraged spirit utters in other places x>f the poem,...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 1062 pages
...th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : Here we may reign secure, am serve in Heav'n. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824 - 646 pages
...Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence : 960 Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell : Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824 - 676 pages
...all must do so who would greatly win. Byron's Doge of Venice, a. 2, s. 1. Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n. Milton's Paradise Lost, b. 1. His trust was with th' Eternal to be deem'd Equal in...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1824 - 580 pages
...Tartaro: Alto preesse Tartaro siquidem juvat, Caelis quam in ipsis servi obire munia. Milton, i. 261. and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell : Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven. VIII. An interpolation in Grotius, Imioium.it,'! quaeque nominibus suis, Libet vocare...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824 - 676 pages
...hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: 260 Here we may reign secure, and in ray choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell: Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...Almi-lity hath not built Here for his envy ; will not drive us hence : 260 Hure we may reitrn secure ; and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in hell : Better to -sign in hell, than serve in heaven But wherefore let we then our faithful friende. Th- associates...
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Poetry

Vicesimus Knox - Literature - 1825
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